Which States Are People Moving To? Led By Idaho, Mountain West States Outpace The Rest In Newcomers Per Capita
Our research team completed a recent analysis of the latest migration trends. While some regions are benefiting from the traditional flock of migrants bolstering their economies and broadening their tax bases, others are seeing a net loss of residents. So, which states are trending relocation destinations?
Idaho, in fact, tops the list with the highest net migration per capita, recording nearly 25 newcomers for every 1,000 residents. This is a staggering five times more newcomers per capita than Texas, another state experiencing a significant influx. Other states that proved particularly attractive in 2021 include Vermont, Montana, South Carolina, Nevada and Arizona. On the flip side, New York, Illinois and California continue to lose residents.
The work-from-home trend is also influencing migration patterns in certain states. Alongside D.C., Massachusetts, Maryland and Colorado have seen the largest proportions of telecommuters among new arrivals. Over 27% of people moving to D.C. are working from home. Remote workers constitute 20% of newcomers in Massachusetts and Maryland, while in Colorado, 18% of new arrivals are working from home.
When asked about the main migration drivers that keep sending people across state lines, Doug Ressler, business intelligence manager at our sister division Yardi Matrix, replied: “For those spending more time at home, amenities such as a dedicated home office and a larger yard are increasingly desirable, which oftentimes means relocating farther away from busy urban hotspots. This is one of the main drivers of the massive flow to less densely populated locations like Idaho and Maine. […] But on the other hand, there are the younger millennials and the Gen Zers who still value having an active social life, even when that means compromising on living space. Developers are delivering apartments with a single bedroom and a den, or which have a small footprint but come with more expansive common areas. Working-from-anywhere in this case translates into urban-to-urban moving routes, often from former epicenters like San Francisco and San Jose to places that are still brimming with opportunities at a slightly lower cost of living, like Austin, Texas.” he added.
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